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Title: 쓸쓸하고 찬란하神-도깨비 / Goblin
Also known as: The Lonely, Shining Goblin / Guardian : The Lonely and Great God
Chinese Title: 孤單又燦爛的神-鬼怪
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Episodes: 16 + 1 Special
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2016-Dec-02 to 2017-Jan-21
Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:00


Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is an immortal goblin who is also a protector of souls. He lives together with an amnesiac grim reaper (Lee Dong Wook) who is in charge of taking deceased souls. Together the two of them sees the dead off into the afterlife. Meanwhile, Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) is a high school student who despite her painful reality, remains optimistic. She ends up falling in love with the goblin. Kim Sun (Yoo In Na) is an owner of a chicken shop; a bright and attractive girl who is loved by all men.


Main Cast

Gong Yoo as Kim Shin
Kim Go Eun as Ji Eun Tak
Han Seo Jin as Eun Tak (child)
Lee Dong Wook as Wang Yeo
Kim Min Jae as Wang Yeo (past)
Yoo In Na as Kim Sun / Sunny
Kim So Hyun as Kim Sun (past)
Yook Sung Jae as Yoo Duk Hwa
Jung Ji Hoon as Yoo Duk Hwa (child)
Kim Hyun Bin as Yoo Duk Hwa (teen)

Supporting Cast

Lee El as Samshin (goddess of birth and fate)
Kim Sung Kyum as President Yoo Shin Woo (Duk Hwa’s grandfather)
Yum Hye Ran as Ji Yun Sook (Eun Tak’s aunt)
Jung Young Ki as Park Kyung Shik (Eun Tak’s male cousin)
Choi Ri as Park Kyung Mi (Eun Tak’s female cousin)


Jo Woo Jin as Secretary Kim
Hwang Suk Jung as fortune teller ghost
Park Kyung Hye as ghost that follows Eun Tak
Park Se Wan as ghost with glasses
Kim So Ra as Lee Jung Hwa (ghost)
Go Bo Kyul as Ko Jung Hyun (Eun Tak’s school friend)
Lee Moon Soo as Shin’s loyal old man (Goryeo era)
Yoon Kyung Ho as Shin’s loyal follower (Goryeo era)
Kim Byung Chul as Park Joong Hun (Goryeo king’s eunach)
Nam Da Reum as Kim Soo Bok (boy Shin helps in Paris)
Kim Nan Hee (김난희) as Eun Tak’s homeroom teacher
Kim Min Young as Park Soo Jin (Eun Tak’s class bully)
Ma Min Hee (마민희) as Eun Tak’s classmate
Yoon Hwa Kyung (윤화경) as Eun Tak’s classmate
Choi Woong as junior grim reaper
Yoon Da Young as 23-year grim reaper
Kim Ki Doo as grim reaper
Jo Hyun Shik as 22-year grim reaper
Kim Chang Hwan as 23-year grim reaper
Park Jin Woo as loan shark
Yoon Joo Man (윤주만) as loan shark
Lee Han Seo as girl at bookstore
Choi Na Moo
Lee Kyu Hyung as Lee Jung Hwa’s husband


Park Hee Bon as Ji Yun Hee (Eun Tak’s mother) (ep 1)
Jung Hae In as Choi Tae Hee (Eun Tak’s first love) (ep 7&8)
Jo Yong Jin as Choi Tae Hee (child)
Kwak Dong Yun

Production Credits

Production Company: Hwa and Dam Pictures
Director: Lee Eung Bok
Screenwriter: Kim Eun Sook


2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Actor (TV Section) – Gong Yoo (Goblin)
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards: Daesang (TV Section) – Kim Eun Sook

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2016-12-02 1 6.322 6.7
2016-12-03 2 7.904 8.1
2016-12-09 3 12.471 12.0
2016-12-10 4 11.373 12.7
2016-12-16 5 11.507 14.0
2016-12-17 6 11.618 13.0
2016-12-23 7 12.297 13.5
2016-12-24 8 12.344 11.6
2016-12-30 9 12.933 14.6
2016-12-31 10 12.702 13.3
2017-01-06 11 13.894 14.8
2017-01-07 12 13.712 14.6
2017-01-13 13 14.254 15.3
2017-01-14 Special 9.427 9.1
2017-01-20 14 16.043 16.3
2017-01-21 15 16.917 19.6
2017-01-21 16 18.680 19.6
Average (1-16) 12.811 13.7

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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Official Poster

Official Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II (Gong Yoo)
Trailer III (Kim Go Eun)
Trailer IV (Lee Dong Wook)
Trailer V (Yoo In Na)
Trailer VI
Trailer VII
Trailer VIII
Trailer IX
6 Minutes Preview
Stay With Me (MV)

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272 Responses to “Goblin”

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  1. 101
    Hannah Says:

    Ikr, I was convinced that Grim Reaper is the dead king, but his name is Wang Yeo and Kwak Dong Yeon will be playing as young Wang Yeo and the young king’s played by Kim Min Jae. Unless if there are three different actors playing one character.

  2. 102
    Aria Says:

    Since we all can see the Goblin’s sword, does that make us all his bride? Trolololollll 😂😍😍😍

  3. 103
    TWoo Says:

    The relationship between the Reaper and the Goblin makes for an interesting mix. Their banter reminds me of military guys who do it to keep each other always alert and stay alive. So far they’re more interesting than the Goblin romance. Hope it changes soon.

    The character of Ji Eun Tak as the bride is spot on as a school girl. It will be interesting to see how the romance develops between a very manly goblin and a girl that is yet to blossom into a real woman.

  4. 104
    megaSA Says:

    The ring!! Anyone notice that the ring worn by young queen appeared again in front of grim reaper and sunny?? Why else the grim reaper cried when he saw the ring? And he’s a grim reaper which means that he committed mortal sin (as in mass murder his own people including Kim Shin and Young Queen). I’m convinced that grim reaper is the young king while sunny is the reincarnation of young queen.

  5. 105
    Saharat.B Says:

    Who Know the original sound Ep.1 When Kim Shin wife killed name ?
    I like this song so much. Please contact Bovza1470@gmail.com

  6. 106
    Myra Says:

    It’s gonna be too cliche and too predictable if the Grim Reaper is the dead king and Sunny is the young queen’s incarnation. I mean, it’s cool if it’s true, but it’s just too obvious that makes it uninteresting.

  7. 107
    lamouch Says:

    I am so glad that the ratings are getting higher. This drama really deserves the highest rate since it is very interesting and entertaining.

  8. 108
    Aleeya Says:

    I also agree with @Myra, it’s gonna be too predictable. I believe that there’s another story that we haven’t yet been revealed, because Grim Reaper’s name is Wang Yeo & young King is not Kwak Dong Yun, but Kim Min Jae instead. It might be that Wang Yeo is a secret lover of young Queen? Idk, it’s too early to tell.

  9. 109
    dugun Says:

    @Aleeya just want you to know that Kwak Dong Yun was originally replaced by Kim Min Jae as a young king … there’s so many hints that leads LDW’s character to be the King … plus he’s the only one among all the Grim Reaper’s who have this crown thing in his suit..anyway looking forward for more bromance and for the 2nd couple…

  10. 110
    Saiko Says:

    what is the name of that long cardigan he is wearing

  11. 111
    megaSA Says:

    If you guys read this article: http://www.dramabeans.com/2016/09/kwak-dong-yeon-goes-from-princes-bodyguard-in-moonlight-to-young-king-in-goblin/

    Kwak Dong Yeon supposed to play young king in Goblin. Maybe he’s simply replaced by Kim Min Jae. Agreed with crown pin in his suit as well.

  12. 112
    Gongyoonim Says:

    Haven’t watched this tho GONG YOO fan. Can’t visualize the lead actress with him, don’t want to be disappointed. She looks ugly, so is the 2nd actress. I have never understood how she could be popular. She looks like a slut. Wrong choice of female leads.
    So many good gorgeous actresses why choose them!

  13. 113
    megaSA Says:

    I forgot to mention that Wang Yeo name itself is already a hint. Wang = King in korean language

  14. 114
    NoOneIsForcingYouTo Says:

    It’s your opinion but she does not deserve to be called a slut and you have no right to criticize someone’s appearance. Both Kim Go Eun and Yoo In Na are beautiful and amazing actresses. It’ll be your loss if you don’t watch it, not theirs.

  15. 115
    nosnoop Says:

    On the contrary, I believe their gender is reversed during this incarnation. We were given a hint when they were watching TV, and one stated that their gender may not be the same after incarnation.
    So I think Wang Yeo (Grim Reaper) is Queen’s incarnation, while Sunny is the King’s incarnation.
    Look at the way they portray their character. Wang Yeo is a bit feminine and also the way he cried when he first saw Sunny. And Sunny always acted like a boss… dominant and arrogant, just like a King.

  16. 116
    megaSA Says:

    @nosnoop: Grim reaper supposed to commit a huge sin. Between the king and the queen, who did the huge sin??

    And Wang = King, not queen. you missed other hints as I mentioned above.

  17. 117
    tigerb Says:

    watched eps. 1 &2, couldn’t find anything for grim reaper to be described as amnesiac.

  18. 118
    Venus Says:

    Great article about Korean goblins….I learned SO MUCH after reading this. Things make a lot more sense! http://koreanhistoricaldramas.com/korean-folklore-goblins-and-other-beings/

  19. 119
    tigerb Says:

    @Venus #118: thanks for the link!

  20. 120
    ShakiBA Says:

    One of the best k-dramas I’ve ever seen in my life<333

  21. 121
    Hannah Says:

    Alright, I was so convinced that Grim Reaper’s the dead king but because of misinformation from wiki and here about the character and cast made me think the other way. So Kwak Dong Yeon didnt play the young Wang Yeo, but Kim Min Jae instead. Okay..most of people’s prediction might be right then.

    But I’m still not convinced about Sunny being the reincarnation of young Queen.

  22. 122
    lyn'z Says:

    great..i enjoy watching in every episode!

  23. 123
    Choe77 Says:

    Seems writer Kim Eun Sook almost has no flaw in terms of writing romantic comedy or romantic fantasy in it. She strikes another success after mega hit drama “Descendants of the Sun.” If I may say 2016, is a one of biggest year for her. Although late, I would like to say, welcome to KES’ family (maybe?) for Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook, and Yook Sung Jae.

  24. 124
    Jyenie Says:

    This is the best drama at the moment, really enjoy every second of it👍😍Gong Yoo is such an eye candy😍🔏😉

  25. 125
    clau Says:

    Goblin is way better than The legend of the blue sea. Love this drama is so entertaining, very well written and the actors are so great. I look forward for episode 7 and ahh Sungjae is such a beautiful man and a good actor 😍 😍 😍

  26. 126
    -Autumn- Says:

    I am more curious who is that old lady in ep1 and then become a young sexy lady? what role is she playing? why she knows the goblin and can see the grim reaper?

  27. 127
    Goblin Episode 7 Eng Sub - Dramazo Says:

    […]  Goblin Also known as: The Lonely, Shining Goblin / Guardian : The Lonely and Great God Genre: Fantasy, […]

  28. 128
    Lecabine Says:

    One of my favorite kdrama! Love the actors, actresses, and the storyline. Age gap is not a problem. Idk why some people find it a problem. Even if Eun Tak was 25 or 30 years old, there’s still going to be a huge age gap regardless since Goblin is 900+ years old. So don’t be so harsh!

  29. 129
    nosnoop Says:

    @-Autumn- That old lady was Samshin, a goddess in Korean folklore – 「삼신할머니 三神奶奶」or 「산신 產神」. She is in charge of marriage, and children’s birth, illness and death. In some other dramas, you may have seen parents thanking this goddess on childbirth or their kid’s 1st birthday. Since she is a goddess, she can see grim reapers, goblins and ghosts, and she can also change appearance as she wish.

  30. 130
    prass Says:

    Hope after this drama, Gong Yoo soon have a new drama . A lov to always see him 😍😘 Also must with famouse actress as a partner couple. Hope will be with Song Hye Kyo or Go Ah Ra or Park Shin Hye (she like Gong Yoo😄) ,or with Yoon Eun Hye anymore.

  31. 131
    dreamgirl Says:

    episode 7 really awesome. i don’t know why i am crying at the second last episode.

  32. 132
    pam Says:

    This drama is one of a kind the story is beautiful the goblins bride has a beautiful smile evertime she smiles her aura becomes radiance like a star and the banter between the goblin and the grim reaper is what we called a bromance hahahaha i like their scenes everytime they have a scene i always laugh this is a awesome drama a recommended one so it’s natural that although this drama airs on per pay in every episode the ratings keep on getting higher and higher well done team goblin

  33. 133
    Stygian Says:

    Good grief! I’m crying in a bucket after watching ep 8.

  34. 134
    jnxdoe Says:

    Only one word for this drama: DAEBAK!
    Can’t really guess what will happen in the next episodes. Love the storylines, love all actors n actresses, love the cinematography (worth for heavy ppl, i think :)), n really fall in love for all the OST’s (specially Sam Kim for Who are You). Thank you Goblin’s team for making such a great drama (better make for a happy ending please) ^_______^

  35. 135
    Dadah Says:

    the story line is very unpredictable… still waiting for the next episode…

  36. 136
    -Autumn- Says:

    @nosnoop Thanks for the clarification. Now I understand di.

  37. 137
    GYFan Says:

    tvN needs to thank Gong yoo, they never had it that good in terms of ratings. WOW! I’m beyond shocked

  38. 138
    CONNIE Says:

    oh its really good this Korean drama,.. omo omo

  39. 139
    Patrick Says:

    The grim reaper is reincarnation the young king, and sunny is the young queen, Kim Sun and Kim Shin.. can’t wait for next episode😊😊😊

  40. 140
    Sheriya Says:

    Who knows the song that kim go eun sang in ep 7? Could you tell me? I like it..

  41. 141
    salma.mhdh Says:

    an awesome drama, an extraordinary story, really in love with it <3 can't wait to watch the upcoming episodes <3 <3 <3 thx tvn <3

  42. 142
    TWoo Says:

    Episode 9 with a cliffhanger ending. Love this drama. Very nice mix of humour, intrigue and romance. Dong Wook and Gong Yoo must be having a great time. Together they lift the show by just being who they are. I wonder if Dong Wook is still living with his eomma…lol.

  43. 143
    Thess FR Says:

    Goblin is the best! Love Gong Yoo. He is a very good actor and very handsome.

  44. 144
    CoolBeans Says:

    This drama is EXCEPTIONAL on all levels! Beautiful sets, clothes, and scenery in both Korea and Canada make me wish I was there. The acting with perfect comedic timing between the Reaper and Goblin makes them my One true Pair couple. They deserve the bromance award. The storyline is levels above the average kdrama being both funny, adorable and heart breaking with each episode.The secondary couples and supporting characters are very interesting. They have depth and is unusual for a 20 episode drama. The ending will come to fast.

  45. 145
    kikyo Says:

    gong yoo ahjussi, daebak !


  46. 146
    Wanjun Says:

    In ep 9 in the scene where gong yoo was waiting under Kim to eun’s apartment, there was a song (English) playing in the background. Anybody knows the song title? It goes something like “I’ll be here…here for you…”

  47. 147
    Kuchikuchi Says:

    Its a good drama. A good one not one of the best. Sometimes its okay sometimes i get bored watching it. The lead actress is not so appealing. She is a plain one who lacks appeal to me. other actresses like the lead actress in Hwarang is not so pretty but she has charisma. Masybe that is why I get bored to this drama sometimes.

  48. 148
    Sheriya Says:

    I dont agree with Kuchikuchi.. I am not fan of Kim Go Eun but I really like her acting in Goblin.. Some persons say that Kim Go Eun is not pretty compared to some artists. But she is a great artist for me.. Her smile and her acting skill is amazing for me.. Goblin is also great drama for me because it has different taste with other drama.. I can cry, smile, and laugh when I am watching this drama.. For me every part in this drama is DAEBAK..

  49. 149
    vodka Says:

    who is the lady in RED??

  50. 150
    Pero Says:

    @Gongyoonim How can you be so rude? It’s not your right to judge them, especially by their appearance. Both of them are very beautiful. You should learn how to talk first. Don’t forget this: “Your opinion on others is a reflection of yourself!” Peace&Love

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